Cuppa Tigga & Togga

Cuppa Coffee Studios in Toronto are a rather unique operation. They seem to handle multiple mediums with ease – live-action, claymation and, of course, Flash animation. They helped bring MTV’s ‘Celebrity Death Match’ (MOV) back to life for this summer’s relaunch, and they produced dozens of short-form episodes of ‘Bruno’ a Flash-animated original aimed at pre-school children.

Another Flash animated property of theirs ‘Tigga & Togga,’ was reported on here back in May of 2005, but now an elaborate Flash-animated website has launched. Under the creative direction of Warren Brown, who also worked on ‘Bruno,’ the site features multiple scenarios “where every object has a sound and every creature has a song waiting to be discovered,” according to the official website overview.

It’s all very appealing, and clever, getting the point across with almost no verbal communication.

Brown studied at Sheridan College, and more recently at the Canadian Film Centre in their Interactive Art & Entertainment Program.


  1. Anonymous June 21, 2006

    Cuppa Coffee are evil. They steal projects from the US and do it in Canada…and pay low wages. They are art killers (and studio killers!)

  2. Aaron Simpson June 21, 2006

    Is there anyone who wants to come to their defense?

    For instance – low wages are only low to those who take the job, and I’m sure Canadians feel like this ‘theft’ is actually a ‘victory’ for the local industry. Not that I’m taking sides… just devil’s advocate.

  3. Anonymous June 22, 2006

    Sounds like he likes his coffee bitter…

    I don’t think it was Cuppa Coffee’s fault that Wreckless Abandon bit off more then they could chew. It’s unfortunate but check the blame.

    Bruno and Tigga & Togga are Cuppa Coffee originals.

  4. murrayb June 23, 2006

    yep. Fellow cunucks Cuppa Coffee were very good to us,when we did Animation service on Tigga and Togga. The pilot was done in korea I believe, but they bit the higher cost bullet, so they could have one on one communication with the animators.Canadian studio “theft” is almost a non issue with our dollar at about 90 cents US.

  5. Anonymous July 25, 2006

    That first comment is almost too ridiculous to respond to. Almost…

    This guy sounds like a sad ex-husband bemoaning his wife’s new lover, wondering where it all went wrong…She left you because she wasn’t happy. Get over it and find someone new. Or don’t.

    And did it ever occur to you that people work for Cuppa because they like it there? It’s an awesome place to be, and I’ve seen a lot of careers nurtured there.

    /my two cents

  6. Anonymous March 24, 2007

    As some one who has worked for Cuppa Coffee for almost 15 years I perhaps no best what their motives
    are. The original post “cuppa coffee is evil” is more than anything, funny. I’d love to know why the venom? Cuppa Coffee are successful because they have a good product and in my and their clients opinion like what they do. If Cuppa Coffee is best known for anything it is for how well they treat their staff. I can only think that the comment about “studio killer” refers to the death of Wreckless Abandon.
    Cuppa Coffee was asked to take over Little People by Mattel after Wreckless Abandon managed to fall behind and go over budget. Cuppa Coffee’s fault?
    Hardly! So if you are going to use words like steal,evil,killers – know who you are talking about first before posting such grossly innacurate statements.

  7. Anonymous December 3, 2007

    I worked at Wreckless towards the end of that sinking ship with Fisher-price. I certainly would not hold anything against our Canadian bretheren. The whole situation was ridiculous, imagine allowing wholesale changes to scripts at any stage of production and not changing your deadline.

    Karl in LA was a nightmare to work with.

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